Portland man could lose $65K as feds targets online poker says “This is an issue of individual rights”
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a 52-page indictment Friday against the founders of the three largest Internet poker companies in the world. Online poker players have already started calling it “Black Friday.”
….Seidman, known as “Beluga Whale” in the online poker world, is a professional player who lives in Portland’s Pearl District. He’s been featured on poker TV shows and he teaches poker strategy on deucescracked.com.
“This is an issue of individual rights,” he said. “It’s about consenting adults wanting to play poker. I don’t see how in any way we’re causing the society grief….